No Pain No Gain

Relax Your Mind

Relaxation Techniques

Get Instant Access

In mm KMitwml dojos, stretching is don* • each other by standing on knees or back — th Pmrs wfto maY "heln" — ^^ men ^der why the former

In pairs, doing toe-touching or other stitching exe^^' $ ^


ng of the old saw"


J™ until the muscle reaches]

Jts comfortable limit.

Old Muscle

Arm Swinging*

In class, this exercise (ude-furi undo) is usually continuous with Spinning Exercise (ude-furi choyaku undo). e

Nage stands with feet shoulder-width apart, with head, eyes, and ch straight ahead. Uke calls the count.

  1. On "One," swing arms to the left, wrapping around body.
  2. On "Two," swing arms to the right, wrapping around body.

The count is 1-2, 1-2, 1-2,1-2 ... until uke signals the end of the series by calling a 3 - 4.

  1. On "Three," swing arms to left as on "One."
  2. On "Four," swing arms right as you step forward with left foot.

Uke may test for stability at this point, or nage may continue into the Spinning Exercise (Ude-furi Choyaku Undo).


M exercise (ude-furi choyaku undo) to develop balance, One-Point, and relaxation. Remember spinning like a top when you were a child? Movent begins from the One-Point, although rapid changes in direction can start from the little finger which acts like a small starter motor.

Anns are not held out, they spin out due to centrifugal force; they should be so relaxed that you can feel tingling in the fingers.

Extend & that is, have a goal. Pick a point on two walls to serve as reference points, otherwise you will become dizzy and disoriented.

From Step 4 of the Arm Swinging Exercise, with arms wrapped to right side of body and left foot forward, 5

  1. On "One," rotate One-Point 180 degrees. Aims spin out rising to shoulder height, then wrapping to left side of body.
  2. On "TWo," reverse direction returning to original position with arms wrapped to right side of body.

^Zl^.i'-2- ^ 1-2" ^ "gnais the end of «he series

Aikido Drills


From seiza,

  1. Nage bows forward from the One-Point by sliding hands from the thi k. to the mat to form a triangle. Forehead is a few inches above the hands parallel to the floor. Eyes follow direction of head. ^^
  2. Nage holds this position for three seconds, then rises.
  3. Uke tests by:
  • Pushing nage from side while bowing down and while coming up
  • Standing behind, holding nage"s shoulders to prevent bow.
Karate BowingBows Aikido

In karate classes, opponents keep eyes warily on each other during the bow. In Aikido classes, partners lower the eyes with the head in an act of mutual respect and trust. Here's why.

Reigi is often translated as "courtesy" or "etiquette" but the meaning is much richer. Rei... translates as "Holy Spirit"; giis "manifestation.'' Bowing to another is the recognition of this responsibility and of the spirit of [God] within each person.

— Mitsugi Saotome

In a more martial version of the bow, the left hand is placed on the mat, followed by the right (sword handK The Virginia Ki Society specifically uses the version described here (also used in Zen Buddhism).

  • George Simeon
  • p/^/y

uke teste ftom the side by attempting to n»^

mge ad^t at controlling relaxation IT- *Cr0SS ** A

quite a show; and balance can put 0„

1. Sliding sideways across the mat, then

Was this article helpful?

+1 0
Relaxation Audio Sounds Lazy Summer Day

Relaxation Audio Sounds Lazy Summer Day

This is an audio all about guiding you to relaxation. This is a Relaxation Audio Sounds with sounds from Lazy Summer Day.

Get My Free MP3 Audio


  • ramakrishna pinaki
    nice post expect more in future,good work.
    9 years ago

Post a comment